Colombia 1973 1500 pesos Fr-132

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1672
This specimen was lot 1672 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$840 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republik, 1886- 1500 Pesos 1973. 50 Jahrfeier des Goldmuseums der Zentralbank in Bogotá. Polierte Platte. FDC. (republic of Colombia, since 1886, 1500 pesos of 1973, on the fiftieth anniversary of the gold museum in Bogota. Choice Proof.)"
Another 1500 pesos exists for 1973, honoring Guillermo Valencia. The vase on the obverse was recycled for the base metal 200 pesos of 1982-89 (KM 271).

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Specification: 19.10 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 19.13 g.

Catalog reference: KM 255. Fr-132.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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